Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

“Chilling” Moments Lead to Life-Saving Answers

Categories: Cause Related Marketing Partnerships, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Making a 911 call for a child can be a parent’s worst nightmare. For Meagan Ribera, dialing that number became a reality on October 26, 2012, when her son, Michael, experienced severe breathing problems. “He didn’t look good, and he didn’t sound good,” said Meagan, who was at home with him that day. “He has …

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“Geno Golfers” Champion Cause for Kids Like Piper

Categories: Orthopedics Now, Patient Families
Piper Lundin is a champion among champions. Like other children who are battling medical conditions requiring ongoing infusion therapy, or those undergoing outpatient dialysis, Piper – the 10-year-old daughter of Sarah and Mark Lundin – is as courageous as she is resilient. Piper and her family were among the special guests attending the 16th Annual …

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A Super Day for Supercars

Categories: Events, Patient Families
This year’s Concorso Ferrari & Friends event in West Hartford was even more spectacular than previous years, with about 10,000 people, 160 supercars and more than $175,000 raised for the new Infusion & Dialysis Centers planned at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Among the eye-popping Italian sports cars in attendance were Maseratis, Lamborghinis, and, of course, …

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A Name to Remember

Categories: Donor Story
Joy Bacci
There is nothing in the world harder than losing a child. No parents should outlive their child, and that is equally true whether the child is 5 or 50, whether the parent is 25 or 95. Joy Bacci can confirm that, having just turned 95 and having lost her daughter, Barbara, in 2010 at the …

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